Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

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Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, Alan Bomar Jones

The Buddha and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world.

Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

Buddha’s Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate and strengthen your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. You’ll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. This clear, down-to-earth book is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441887528
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher. He is cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Foreword writer Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is executive director of the Mindsight Institute and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Preface writer Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to follow the instructions, and not just 'read' this book. If you do, it will help you to slowly re-wire your brain. This is not a religious book, but more like a handbook for the mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, IMO.  Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in Buddhism from a secular statement rather than a religious standpoint. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do yourself a favor and read tis book. It will change the way you live your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the only review I've ever felt compelled to write. This book integrates the latest in brain research with mindfulness practices and explains, in easy to understand terms, exactly what is going on in our brains. It explains why positive thinking does change lives. It gives specific exercises that can change your life. I've done a great deal of reading and found this book to be excellent. I ordered it for my adult daughter and will recommend but not let go of my copy. If you are curious and want to be responsible for your own happiness and joy this book is for you! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barns & Noble keeps their promise on shipping. The book arrived at it's destination one day earlier then I thought it would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both practical and profound. The practices are areligious and always backed with scientific evidence.
ProbingReality More than 1 year ago
Rick Hansen does a fabulous job of linking the sciences of neurology and psychology, to Buddhism by meshing objective conventional science with subjective contemplative science. His language is easy to follow and he uses plenty of examples that challenge careful evaluation.
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Hanson presents information that is scientifically proven in a manner that is easily digeasted.
Tsuwisiwma44 More than 1 year ago
In addition to the podcast, this book is a great read!!
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